India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I Match Summary

IND vs SL, 2023 - T20 Summary

India vs Sri Lanka Scorecard
Match Ended   
228/5 (20.0/20)
137 (16.4/20)
India beat Sri Lanka by 91 runs
IND 228/5
Bat Top Batsmen
112 (51)
  • 7x4s
  • 9x6s
  • 219.60SR
46 (36)
  • 2x4s
  • 3x6s
  • 127.77SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
ECON 13.75
SL 137/10
Bat Top Batsmen
23 (15)
  • 2x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 153.33SR
23 (17)
  • 0x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 135.29SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
ECON 7.50
ECON 7.50
Right then, Hardik Pandya picks up the series trophy and celebrates with his team. The Indian team poses for a group photo and that will be it from this game and the T20I series as well. It was well-contested but in the end, the home side had that extra bit of quality to clinch it 2-1. The focus now shifts to Guwahati as the two sides are all set to face-off in a three-game ODI series as well. The first game will be played on Tuesday, the 10th of January and will begin at 1.30 pm IST (8 am GMT). You can join us in advance for the early build-up though. Till then, take care and goodbye!
The Indian skipper, Hardik Pandya says that Suryakumar Yadav has been surprising everyone and the way he is batting is unreal, and if he were bowling to him, he would be disheartened and applauds Rahul Tripathi's efforts at the top that changed the momentum and allowed Yadav to play freely. Adds that Suryakumar Yadav is much more experienced now and is capable enough to do things on his own. On Axar Patel, he says that he is proud of his batting, and looking ahead, this series will give him a lot of confidence as well. Mentions that his motto as a captain is to back his batters and bowlers and that the reason these players are here is that they are the best in the country. Says that the way they played because even when not playing at their best, they were able to pull back things and win the series.
Axar Patel is the PLAYER OF THE SERIES for his all-round showing with both bat and ball. He says that it makes him happier when he contributes with the bat in a winning cause. Adds that the skipper motivates him and they plan before the game on what lengths to bowl on a given surface. Ends by saying that when he bowls, his mindset is always to take wickets.
Suryakumar Yadav (112* off 51 balls) is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his sensational match-winning innings. Yadav says that it's really important to put pressure on yourself in the practice sessions and that makes it a little easier. Adds that a lot of hard work is involved but one should focus on some quality practice sessions. Mentions that the boundaries behind the wicket are smaller and hence he targets them. Mentions that there are a few shots that are pre-determined but one needs to have something more up his sleeve. Jokes and says that Rahul Dravid lets him enjoy his batting.
Dasun Shanaka, the skipper of Sri Lanka says that he is happy with his performance in the series. Adds that the team is batting well but it is a bit disappointing with the ball. Says that he hasn't done any bowling in this series due to a finger injury but he will look to bowl in the ODI's. Says that he is relaxed to keep the team calm and they discuss the strategies before the game. Ends by applauding Suryakumar Yadav and mentions that he outclassed them in this game.
The Presentation ceremony...
Yuzvendra Chahal is in for a quick chat. He says that he discussed with the coaches about his lengths and the pace and bowls it that way. Adds that what Suryakumar Yadav does is on a different level and he is happy to play with him. Says that Axar Patel is perfect in his batting and bowling. Ends by saying that Dasun Shanaka bats well and they had discussed how to bowl at him in the team meeting.
Earlier in the game, Hardik Pandya won the toss and opted to put runs on the board in the decider and after a sedate start, Rahul Tripathi took on the Lankan bowling to lead the charge for India. Shubman Gill hung around but then came the magnificent knock from Suryakumar Yadav, who scored his third T20I century to propel India to a massive score of 228 runs. The Lankan spinners were ineffective and apart from Kasun Rajitha and Wanindu Hasaranga everyone else went for at least 2 runs-a-ball which is unforgivable. Coming to the chase, Sri Lanka got off to a good start but once the wickets started to tumble, the inexperience showed and they were soon bundled out for 137 runs, losing the game by a big margin of 91 runs.
India had a few hiccups throughout this series but managed to win the first game which helped them come into this game on level terms. Right when the pressure was high, their batters as well as bowlers stepped up and put on a clinical show to round off an easy victory. Their pacers didn't have the bests of starts but they were able to control the middle phase as the spinners dictated terms. Umran Malik got a couple of wickets in the middle phase and Arshdeep Singh who had a forgetful outing last time around cleaned up the opposition tail and finished with three wickets. All in all, a brilliant performance from a mostly inexperienced international group of players and the coaching staff will be delighted with it.
Sri Lanka had a daunting task on their hands at they had to chase down 229 runs for victory. It was never going to be easy but Kusal Mendis and Pathum Nissanka got them off to a decent start. Mendis looked in control but once he fell, the Lankans lost their next few wickets at regular intervals. While chasing such a total, partnerships are key but the visitors weren't able to build up a single solid stand. There were a few contributions in the middle order but with the highest individual score in the line up being that of 23 runs, it was never going the way of the touring side. They played really well in the first two games but faltered at the final hurdle.
A comprehensive win then for India and they have sealed the series in style. The home side has outclassed Sri Lanka in all aspects of the game here and keep their record of winning every bilateral T20I series against the Lankans intact.
Over 16.4 : 137/10
2 Runs
  • W 16.1
  • 116.2
  • 116.3
  • W 16.4
D. Madushanka
1 (2)
K. Rajitha
9 (4)
A. Singh
Arshdeep Singh To Dilshan Madushanka OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! A yorker and on leg, Dilshan Madushanka looks to loft it but misses it completely. The ball knocks over the leg pole and Arshdeep Singh redeems himself with a three-wicket haul. India beat Sri Lanka by 91 runs and seal the series 2-1!
Arshdeep Singh To Kasun Rajitha
Fuller and on off, Kasun Rajitha lofts it to mid on for one.
Arshdeep Singh To Dilshan Madushanka
A full toss on off, Dilshan Madushanka eases it to covers for one.
Dilshan Madushanka is the last man in for Sri Lanka.
Arshdeep Singh To Dasun Shanaka OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Arshdeep Singh strikes and the skipper departs. A length and on off, Dasun Shanaka moves forward to heave it but gets the toe end of his bat. It goes high up in te air towards wide long on. Axar Patel settles under it and pouches it comfortably. There are chants of 'India, India,' all over the stadium now!
Over 16 : 135/8
10 Runs
  • 115.1
  • 1 WD 15.2
  • 015.2
  • W 15.3
  • 415.4
  • 415.5
  • 015.6
K. Rajitha
8 (3)
D. Shanaka
23 (16)
U. Malik
Umran Malik To Kasun Rajitha
Slightly shorter and on off, Kasun Rajitha looks to loft it but misses. Ends with a dot.
Umran Malik To Kasun Rajitha
FOUR! Back to back boundaries. Fuller and on off, Kasun Rajitha moves to his left and slices it through covers for another boundary!
Umran Malik To Kasun Rajitha
FOUR! Fuller and on leg, Kasun Rajitha shuffles across and drills it down the ground as the ball races away to the fence in no time!
Kasun Rajitha is the new batter.
Umran Malik To Maheesh Theekshana OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! Umran Malik you beauty. On a length and on off, shaping in a touch, 146 kph. Maheesh Theekshana moves forward to slap it but gets beaten. The ball rattles over the off pole and Maheesh Theekshana makes his way back into the hut. Sri Lanka go 8 down now!
Umran Malik To Maheesh Theekshana
Play and a miss. Angles in a yorker at the toes, Maheesh Theekshana shuffles past the leg stump to play at it but misses.
Umran Malik To Maheesh Theekshana
Wide! Bowls it down the leg side, Maheesh Theekshana leaves it alone.
Umran Malik To Dasun Shanaka
Slightly shorter and on off at 148.7 clicks, Dasun Shanaka pulls it but mistimes it completely. It goes up in the air and lands safely between the chasing keeper and fine leg fielder around backward square leg. They cross.
Over 15 : 125/7
3 Runs
  • 114.1
  • 014.2
  • W 14.3
  • 014.4
  • 014.5
  • 214.6
M. Theekshana
2 (3)
D. Shanaka
22 (15)
H. Pandya
Hardik Pandya To Maheesh Theekshana
Bowls it outside off, Maheesh Theekshana guides it behind point for a brace.
Hardik Pandya To Maheesh Theekshana
Fuller and on off, Maheesh Theekshana eases it to the man at mid off.
Hardik Pandya To Maheesh Theekshana
On a length and on off, Maheesh Theekshana blocks it to covers.
Maheesh Theekshana is the new man in.
Hardik Pandya To Chamika Karunaratne OUT!
OUT! PLUMB! This one lands down middle and leg, Chamika Karunaratne looks to flick it but misses and gets a rap on his pads. A loud appeal and the finger goes up. Chamika Karunaratne opts for a review. Fair delivery, Ultra Edge shows a flat line. Ball Tracking shows three reds and the onfield decision stands. Chamika Karunaratne walks out for a duck!
Hardik Pandya To Chamika Karunaratne
This one lands down leg, Chamika Karunaratne looks to flick it but the ball seems to have brushed his pads on its way towards the keeper. Dot.
16 OV
10 Runs
U. Malik to D. Shanaka M. Theekshana K. Rajitha
  • 115.1
  • 1 WD 15.2
  • 015.2
  • W 15.3
  • 415.4
  • 415.5
  • 015.6
15 OV
3 Runs
H. Pandya to D. Shanaka C. Karunaratne M. Theekshana
  • 114.1
  • 014.2
  • W 14.3
  • 014.4
  • 014.5
  • 214.6
14 OV
15 Runs
Y. Chahal to D. Shanaka
  • 213.1
  • 613.2
  • 013.3
  • 613.4
  • 013.5
  • 113.6
13 OV
6 Runs
U. Malik to W. Hasaranga D. Shanaka
  • 112.1
  • 112.2
  • 012.3
  • 012.4
  • 412.5
  • W 12.6
12 OV
7 Runs
Y. Chahal to D. Shanaka de Silva W. Hasaranga
  • 111.1
  • 1 WD 11.2
  • W 11.2
  • 211.3
  • 111.4
  • 111.5
  • 111.6
11 OV
3 Runs
A. Patel to D. Shanaka de Silva
  • 010.1
  • 110.2
  • 110.3
  • 010.4
  • 110.5
  • 010.6
10 OV
8 Runs
Y. Chahal to de Silva C. Asalanka D. Shanaka
  • 19.1
  • 09.2
  • W 9.3
  • 19.4
  • 09.5
  • 69.6
9 OV
10 Runs
A. Patel to de Silva C. Asalanka
  • 18.1
  • 68.2
  • 08.3
  • 1 WD 8.4
  • 18.4
  • 18.5
  • 08.6
8 OV
15 Runs
U. Malik to C. Asalanka de Silva
  • 07.1
  • 17.2
  • 17.3
  • 17.4
  • 1 WD 7.5
  • 1 WD 7.5
  • 47.5
  • 2 NB 7.6
  • 47.6
7 OV
7 Runs
H. Pandya to A. Fernando C. Asalanka de Silva
  • W 6.1
  • 06.2
  • 46.3
  • 16.4
  • 16.5
  • 16.6
6 OV
7 Runs
A. Singh to P. Nissanka de Silva A. Fernando
  • 05.1
  • 05.2
  • W 5.3
  • 15.4
  • 15.5
  • 1 WD 5.6
  • 45.6
5 OV
7 Runs
A. Patel to P. Nissanka K. Mendis A. Fernando
  • 14.1
  • 14.2
  • 44.3
  • 1 LB 4.4
  • W 4.5
  • 04.6
4 OV
6 Runs
S. Mavi to K. Mendis P. Nissanka
  • 43.1
  • 03.2
  • 03.3
  • 13.4
  • 03.5
  • 13.6
3 OV
14 Runs
H. Pandya to K. Mendis P. Nissanka
  • 02.1
  • 62.2
  • 62.3
  • 1 WD 2.4
  • 02.4
  • 12.5
  • 02.6
2 OV
11 Runs
A. Singh to P. Nissanka
  • 41.1
  • 1 WD 1.2
  • 1 WD 1.2
  • 01.2
  • 41.3
  • 01.4
  • 1 WD 1.5
  • 01.5
  • 01.6
1 OV
6 Runs
H. Pandya to P. Nissanka K. Mendis
  • 00.1
  • 10.2
  • 00.3
  • 1 WD 0.4
  • 40.4
  • 00.5
  • 00.6
Match Info
  • Venue Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss India won the toss and elected to bat
  • Result India beat Sri Lanka by 91 runs
  • Player of the Match Suryakumar Yadav
  • Player of the Series Axar Patel
  • Umpire Jayaraman Madanagopal (IND), Nitin Menon (IND) and Anil Chaudhary (IND)
  • Referee Javagal Srinath (IND)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: India 228/5 in 20.0 overs
  • A Patel dropped on 15 by K Rajitha on 18.4 overs
  • S Yadav 3rd T20I hundred: 100 runs in 45 balls (6x4) (8x6)
  • India 200/5 in 18.0 overs
  • India 154/2 in 14.0 overs
  • S Yadav T20I fifty: 51 runs in 26 balls (4x4) (3x6)
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 50 off 30 balls between S Gill (14) and S Yadav (35)
  • India 102/2 in 10.4 overs
  • Drinks: India 92/2 in 10.0 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): India 53/2
  • India 52/1 in 5.4 overs
  • R Tripathi dropped on 4 by C Asalanka on 2.2 overs
  • R Tripathi dropped on 0 by K Mendis on 0.6 overs
  • IND 123/7: C Karunaratne lbw b H Pandya 0(2)
  • Referral 2 (14.3 ovs): C Karunaratne against IND (LBW) Unsuccessful (SL: 1, IND: 2)
  • Sri Lanka 100/5 in 11.5 overs
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka 84/4 in 9.3 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Sri Lanka 51/2
  • Sri Lanka 51/2 in 6.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (0.1 ovs): P Nissanka against IND (LBW) Successful (SL: 2, IND: 2)
Match Poll

Who will win the Match

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Player Runs Avg.
Suryakumar Yadav IND 170 85.00
Dasun Shanaka SL 124 62.00
Axar Patel IND 117 117.00
Kusal Mendis SL 103 34.33
Charith Asalanka SL 68 22.66
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Player Wickets Eco.
Umran Malik IND 7 9.63
Dilshan Madushanka SL 5 11.25
Shivam Mavi IND 4 9.00
Arshdeep Singh IND 3 12.21
Yuzvendra Chahal IND 3 9.55
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